– Julian Murphy –
By December 2014
This is the productive tension at the heart of Gillespie’s work, the dynamic between physical and imagined dimensions. On viewing her signature diminutive sculptures we are seduced into contemplating the invisible, the imagined and the possible. Yet the objects remain, and their peculiar physical qualities inevitably draw us out of our reverie and back into the physical world.
Wanda Gillespie, Of masters and spirits, 2013, detail; stoneware, glaze, silver leaf, 25 x 15 cm; courtesy the artist